Backing Black

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Delighted to receive Chris Black’s ‘Same Train, Different Track’.  A talented writer with a gift for the poetic, Chris’ blog can be found here:

https://chrisblack2012.wordpress.com/

And you can get a copy of this splendid publication here:

http://chrisblack2012.com/

Wonderful!

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Colour Me in Cyanide & Cherries

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Look what arrived!  Baldy’s copy of ‘Colour Me in Cyanide & Cherries’!  Wonderful poetry from Mirjana M Inalman (known to the WordPress community as Oloriel).  You can get your copy here:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/mirjana-m-inalman/colour-me-in-cyanide-cherries/paperback/product-22575537.html

And why not try before you buy, and check out the Colour Me in Cyanide and Cherries blog:

https://olorielmoonshadow.wordpress.com/

Excellent!

Beginning With Your Last Breath

 

Inspired!  Roy McFarlane, former Birmingham Poet Laureate, blew us away at the Worcestershire Litfest & Fringe Speakeasy, performing poetry from his book; ‘Beginning With Your Last Breath’.

Roy’s performance was intimate, interactive, and ingenious.  His poetry… superb.  ‘Beginning With Your Last Breath’, published by Nine Arches Press, is a tale told twice.  First, through the pages of this brilliant poet, then remembered, igniting something I never imagined.

You can get your hands on ‘Beginning With Your Last Breath here:

http://ninearchespress.com/publications/poetry-collections/beginning%20with%20your%20last%20breath.html

And I suggest you do!

Her Majesty The Queen Has A Copy

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Her Majesty, The Queen received her copy of Lacuna.

Have you got yours?  Lacuna, the debut collection of poetry from yours truly (prize-winning poet, Kieran Davis, AKA Baldypoems) is available here:

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Sure, you can get it on Amazon too, but I’d love for you to buy directly from the publisher, Black Pear Press.

Edited by the remarkable Polly Stretton, and sporting a blurb written by the legendary Paul F. Lenzi, Lacuna is sure to delight lovers of poetry.

Thank you to all for the continued support.

When Gods Fade to Myth

 

Delighted, I just received my personalised copy of T.J. Therien’s ‘When Gods Fade to Myth’!  This latest poetic endeavour from Big Smoke Publications will be available soon, and I highly recommend it.

“In his most recent collection, poet T.J. Therien pays homage to the roots of storytelling.  ‘When Gods Fade to Myth’ takes the reader on a journey through history and the imagination, combining poetry and poetic prose to explore our belief in fairytales, new and old.”

Big Smoke Publications

“Most poets are modest creatures by nature.  This is not the case with T.J. Therien, and with ‘When Gods Fade to Myth’, why be humble when you are this bloody great?  T.J. Therien’s poetry delivers madness, subtle sadness, and a certain candour we have come to expect.  Elegance and excellence, pierced and tattooed by a true artist.  This poet deserves praise and respect (and I have bucket loads for him).”

Prize-winning poet, Kieran ‘Baldy’ Davis, author of ‘Lacuna’

It is time to remember: There are no ‘mere mortals’.

Lacuna, the Launch Pictures!

I am delighted!  A friend of the family, photographer, Andrew Miller; kindly sent me pictures of the Lacuna book launch.  I am very pleased to share these with Mr Miller’s kind permission.

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Published!  Hooray!

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Poets, performers, and personal heroes of mine.  My friends, Mike Alma, Alan Durham and Polly Stretton; kindly read at the Lacuna launch.

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Worcestershire Poet Laureate, Suz Winspear, wowed the audience.

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My youngest son, Oscar Davis, read his favourite poem: ‘A Good Boy’ by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Oscar truly stole the show, people are still talking about his performance!

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Alan, Mike, Polly and I read my poem, ‘Beyond the Realms of Redemption’ together.  A wonderful performance, I loved every second of it.

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I celebrated with family and friends, including Worcestershire Literary Festival Poetry Slam Champion, Charley Barnes (pictured right) and Worcestershire Poet Laureate, Suz Winspear (left).  I am blessed to be pals with such talented and lovely ladies.

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This is my brother, Damien (who took the amazing picture for Lacuna’s front cover) and my beautiful niece, Ellie (Uncle Baldy’s Princess).

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My editor, the brilliant poet, Polly Stretton, with Oscar.  They just taught my eldest daughter, Willow, ‘jazz hands’!

Signing some books!

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And kissing gorgeous girls!  This is the photographer, Andrew Miller’s wife, Karen.  ‘Kazzie’ looks after our children when we are at work and they are not at school or nursery, we would be lost without her, and love her dearly.

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Wonderful day, luckiest man alive.  Thank you to my publisher, Black Pear Press, and to all who came to the launch.  Memories that will last a life-time.

Those who still want to get their hands on a copy of Lacuna get one here:

Kieran Davis

Best wishes and much love from Baldy.